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What does it take to be a market leader? We would say - an informed outlook, which is backed by sound experience. These have been the pre-requisites on which Durga Das Publications has not only pioneered niche travel publications in India, South Asia and Middle East, but has also grown strength to strength in providing news and information to an ever- growing reader fraternity.

Making a foray into travel-related publishing as early as 1984, Durga Das Publications Private Limited (DDPPL), for more than twenty years, has successfully realised a number of renowned publications, transforming itself as a leading publication house for the travel trade as well as the government.

Beginning with a Handicrafts India Year Book magazine, which is still the only publication of its kind in India, it later added a newspaper of the crafts industry called Crafts Times. DDPPL then diversified into the travel industry through a book called India Travellers Kit.

FHRAI Magazine
TravTalk Pink Pages
OTM Mumbai
OTM Delhi
Handicraft India

The success of this publication saw the emergence of Trav Talk, the only fortnightly newspaper of the travel industry in South Asia, which has been awarded the best travel trade publication by both leading travel trade bodies of India, viz Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI).

In 1992, the Government of India liberalised its aviation policy and opened its domestic skies for private operators. DDPPL was quick to realise the need for a domestic air schedule, which was subsequently launched in 1993 - The Travel Hour, a monthly publication, also the first consumer magazine, the success of which led to another publication Eating Out.

To fulfil the ever-growing needs of the Indian travel industry, DDPPL launched an annual publication for international tour operators called India-Best of the Best. By now, DDPPL was a name to reckon with in the travel publishing domain and it was no surprise when the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India approached us to produce a periodical which is targeted at the international tour operators. Thus began Explore India, now renamed Incredible India.

With a liberalised economy and more disposable income, Indians are travelling like never before either for leisure or business. To bridge the information barrier Durga Das Publications Private Limited launched Meetings & Conventions (M&C), an incentive magazine for the travel industry.

Subsequently, Durga Das Publications grew in strength and gathered enough experience to venture into the international arena. Our first initiative was Tashi Delek, the in-flight magazine of Druk Air,  Royal Bhutan Airlines. This publication, apart from being the in-flight magazine, has been recognised as a tourism magazine for Bhutan and is distributed to all tour operators.

The next addition in this line was a hotel corporationís in-room magazine, ITDC’s India, which was produced for ITDC, India’s largest hotel chain, also for distribution through its duty free outlets at all international Airports in India.

Durga Das Publication’s success in international arena with Tashi Delek as well as Incredible India gave way to Discover Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Tourism Board and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Sri Lanka enabled DDPPL to produce their first magazine for International tour operators.

Apart from this, Durga Das Publications Private Limited has many firsts to its credit like producing the first Conference Daily at the IATO Convention, producing the first daily at the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) convention. It also produced the first IATO Manual, which was distributed to international tour operators. Besides, it regularly produces conference and show dailies at various conferences, marts like the TAAI convention, IATO convention, TAFI convention, Handicrafts Fair, PATA conference, WTTC, ACCAI, amongst others.

Today, the Durga Das Publications brings out five premier periodicals, namely Trav Talk India, Trav Talk Middle East, Cargo Talk, Tashi Delek and The Travel Hour.

TravTalk India
South Asia’s leading Travel Trade publication distributed free of cost to the entire gamut of the travel industry in India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

TravTalk Middle East
The only trade journal published for and distributed in Middle East, encompassing news, analysis and all facets of travel and tourism sector in the Middle East region.

Cargo Talk
South Asia’s leading cargo monthly for India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The Travel Hour
A monthly domestic air schedule of South Asian airlines, for the travel trade and the consumer market.